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#16 greenwizard88

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:24

But why Chromebook?




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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:25

Nobody reading as far as this bit?

 

 

The solution, says Wired, is to go into the app’s settings menu and disable the word-blocking filter. Then you can have all the “coitus” you like.



#18 Javik

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:35

Annoying, but somewhat understandable given that it could autocorrect to a swear word which obviously wouldn't be "family friendly". Same thing seems to happen with Swiftkey as well. Fortunately an easy feature to disable.



#19 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:38

Wel, google knows what its doing...



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:38

The solution, says Wired, is to go into the app’s settings menu and disable the word-blocking filter. Then you can have all the “coitus” you like.

 

 

You can disable it...non issue.

 

Lots of services filter words.  Nothing new in the tech industry.  If Google didnt do this, first time a kid sees the word ######, then people will be upset at Google for not filtering the words.



#21 AJerman

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:33

Oh good, now we have Google being the king over what words are "bad" and further sheltering people. This is stupid. If the word is in the dictionary, it should be in the keyboard dictionary. If it didn't want to suggest a "bad word", then I could see that, but having to force it to accept it over other suggestions is ridiculous. This is what our world has come to. We have to have someone protect us from words now. That's so ridiculous.



#22 Growled

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:21

Lots of services filter words.  Nothing new in the tech industry.  If Google didnt do this, first time a kid sees the word ****, then people will be upset at Google for not filtering the words.

 

That is true, even though most kids curse worse than many adults that I know.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:25

I find auto correct is a stupid piece of shut anyway.